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Backed with know-how and comprehension in this domain, we are counted as a leading organization engaged in offering our clients Xeloda Tablets. These tablets are processed in compliance with set industrial norms, using quality grade compounds. These tablets are used to stop the growth of cancer cells. We pack these tablets in moisture proof materials and store in dry places till the time of final shipment. We offer these Xeloda 500mg Tablets at affordable prices.
- Highly effective
- No adulteration
- Non allergic
- Brand Name : Xeloda
- Active Ingredients : Capecitabine
- Manufacturer : Roche
- Strength: 500mg
- Packing: Pack of 10 Tablets
Used for the treatment of rectal, breast and colon cancer, Xeloda 500mg Tablets inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Prior to beginning dosage or buying refills it is recommended that patients go through the Patient Information Leaflet that may be available with the pharmacist. Any questions regarding the drug should be clarified by consulting a doctor or asking the pharmacist. Dosage of the medication varies in every case depending upon factors such as response to treatment, body size and medical condition, but is usually consumed orally twice a day, usually in the morning and evening along with a glass of water within 30 minutes of eating a meal. The tablets should not be split or crushed before consumption. Instructions provided by the consulting physician must be strictly followed. It should be noted that dosage schedule must be followed strictly and patients should not increase the dosage from what is prescribed by a medical practitioner. Increasing dosage can lead to an increase in vulnerability to side effects without any change in condition.Pregnant women should not consume the drug as it can be absorbed through the skin and pose risk to the unborn child. They should thus not handle the drug or inhale the powder of the tablets.
The various side effects of the drug includes vomiting, constipation, weakness, dizziness, changes in taste, nausea, loss in appetite, tiredness, headache and sleeping problems. In some cases vomiting and nausea can become severe and doctors may have to prescribe medications for relief. Not eating prior to beginning treatment, eating small meals, reducing activity can help mitigate the effects. A doctor must be intimated promptly in case the side effects become severe or persist. Another common side effect of the medication is diarrhea. Patients must consume plenty of fluids unless directed otherwise by a medical practitioner. Doctors may prescribe medicines to help keep diarrhea in check. Incessant diarrhea or vomiting can lead to excessive loss of water that can lead to severe consequences. In case symptoms of dehydration are observed such as dizziness, decrease in urination, dry mouth, etc. The drug can cause hair loss, normal growth is restored once treatment is ended. Also temporary changes may occur in the nails. The medication can lead to some serious side effects but can be consumed if a doctor concludes that the benefits of the drug far outweigh the side effects. Continued monitoring during treatment can significantly reduce risk. Intimate the consulting medical professional immediately if serious side effects such as sores/swelling/redness in the mouth, vomiting, etc., is seen to occur.
In addition to the above mentioned side effects, Capecitabine can result in hand-foot syndrome. The condition can be prevented by preventing hands and feet from pressure and exposure to heat. Activities such as tub baths, dishwater, long walks, using tools, jogging must be avoided. Symptoms of the condition include redness, pain, blisters, swelling and numbness in the hands and feet. The doctor may provide medication to help reduce the severity of the symptoms. If usual activities are affected, medical help should be sought immediately. For patients of childbearing age, the drug can affect the bodies ability to have offspring's. Furthermore, the drug may result in a reduced resistance to infections and can result in pre-existing infections getting worse or contracting serious infections. If any signs of infections are observed including cough, soar throat, chills and fever, a doctor must be consulted immediately.
Any serious side effects must be brought to the attention of the consulting physician including swelling in ankles/feet, bleeding, changes in vision, mood changes, yellow skin, kidney problems, dark colored urine. Side effects with much more severity such as fainting, pain in left arm/chest/jaw, irregular heartbeat, unusual swelling, etc., must be notified immediately. Serious allergic reactions to Capecitabine are rare. Symptoms of serious allergies such as swelling, peeling, breathing problems, dizziness must be acted upon at the earliest by a medical practitioner. Many other side effects are possible, which if observed must be followed by a consultation with a doctor. If patient is allergic to Capecitabine or any of its constituents, a doctor must be intimated while getting prescription. The doctor must also be informed about pre-existing conditions, diseases, etc. Medical history of the patient must be provided to the doctor especially if the patient suffers from liver problems, blood disorders, lack of enzymes, heart problems and kidney disease.
Patients should not come in contact with people who have received live vaccines recently and must not get vaccinations before consulting a qualified medical practitioner. Extreme caution must be observed while working with sharp objects such as nail cutters and razors in order to prevent bruises, cuts and other injuries. Sensitivity to the sun may be increased while taking this medication, time in the sun must be limited and sunlamps and tanning booths must be avoided. Using protective clothing and sunscreen is recommended. If blisters or redness is observed, medical help must be sought immediately. The drug can cause dizziness, thus activities that require alertness such as driving, operating heavy machinery must be avoided. Consumption of alcohol must be limited. Prior to undergoing surgery dentists and doctors must be informed about all products being used including herbal, prescription and non prescription drugs. The side effects of the drug are more pronounced in older adults and can lead to hand-foot syndrome, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.Women who plan on conceiving or are pregnant must notify the consulting physician prior to beginning treatment. It is yet not known if the drug can be passed on to breast milk, due to risk to infants breast feeding is not recommended for 2 weeks after ending dosage.
When it comes to drug interactions, some drugs may reduce the effectiveness of Capecitabine and may even lead to more severe side effects. A list of the products being used by the patient must be shared with the doctor. Dosage of any other medicines must not be discontinued or started without the approval of the consulting doctor. Medicines containing fluorouracil must not be taken while consuming Capecitabine.
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